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Denard Span
.302 5 37
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-0 / 208 NFBC ADP: 162.91
Position: CFBorn: 2/27/1984 Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Twins (2002)

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Dec. 3 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Span had surgery for a sports hernia, and the team expects him to be ready for spring training in February.
Analysis: Span batted .302 last season for the NL East champions, with 31 stolen bases and a Nationals-record 184 hits, which tied for the league lead.
Oct. 30 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on center fielder Denard Span.
Analysis: Span, Washington's leadoff hitter, batted .302 with 31 steals and tied for first in the NL with a Nationals-record 184 hits. He is a Gold Glove Award finalist.
Sep. 23 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)7:30 PM CT-Span was held out of Wednesday's lineup, a day after he was removed following a tumbling catch. Manager Matt Williams said Span could return as early as Thursday.
Analysis: Span didn't incur any structural damage on the play, but remains sore, Williams said. Span leads the Nationals with a .300 batting average and 31 stolen bases.
Sep. 6 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET21:36 ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST9:06 PM VEN5:36 UAE (+1)8:36 PM CT-Span went 3 for 5 with two runs scored in Friday's 9-8, 11-inning loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Span is hitting .361 in 46 games since July 13.
Aug. 28 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Span went 3 for 4 with a homer and three runs scored in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Span hadn't homered since May 21 against Cincinnati. He's never hit more than eight in a season.
Aug. 16 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Span went 3 for 4 with a double in Friday's 5-4 win over visiting Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Span should be in your lineup since he's hit .412 with 10 stolen bases in his last 28 games.
Aug. 5 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Span was 2 for 4 and scored a run in a 7-3 loss to Baltimore on Monday.
Analysis: Span is dialed in, posting a .512 on-base percentage over his last 18 games. His 39 walks rank third among NL leadoff hitters.
Aug. 4 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Span turned in another fine day at the plate in Sunday's 4-0 win over Philadelphia, going 2 for 3 and driving in a run.
Analysis: Span is batting .433 over his last 17 games with 14 runs scored. His .294 average only trails the .311 he hit with Minnesota in 2009 as the highest of his career.
Aug. 1 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Span was 2 for 4 with two RBIs Thursday.
Analysis: Span is surging with a .388 average in his last 20 games. He's an underrated fantasy performer.
July 26 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Span went 4 for 5 in Friday's 4-1 win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Span has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 18 for 36 with seven runs and three steals.
July 24 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Span was 4 for 5 - all singles - with his 20th RBI of the season in Tuesday's 6-4 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Span is 14 for 31 over his last seven games, though 13 of those 14 hits were singles.
July 19 11:26 AM PT12:26 PM MT1:26 PM CT2:26 PM ET14:26 ET18:26 GMT2:26 11:26 AM MST1:26 PM EST1:56 PM VEN22:26 UAE1:26 PM CT-Span went 3 for 4 with a steal in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Analysis: Span has reached base in 14 straight games, batting .333 with 11 runs scored.
July 7 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Span went 2 for 4 with two runs scored Sunday.
Analysis: Span has hit safely in five straight although he is stuck on 13 steals.
June 27 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Span doubled twice and drove in two runs in a 5-3 loss at the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Analysis: Span, batting .268 this season, is hitting .302 (13 for 43) and has six of his 25 doubles in his last 10 games.
June 15 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST11:23 PM VEN7:53 UAE (+1)10:53 PM CT-Span was back in the Nats' lineup Tuesday.
Analysis: Span was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back stiffness.
May 22 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Span went 2 for 4 with his first home run in a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Analysis: Span has gone 9 for 16 over his last three games.
May 6 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Span went 3 for 4 in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Span doubled twice, raising his slugging percentage to .350.
Apr. 12 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have activated Span off the seven-day disabled list after he showed no lingering effects from a concussion. He was in the leadoff spot Saturday against St. Louis.
Analysis: Span was placed on the DL last weekend after he collided with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. Three years ago, Span missed a half a season with Minnesota because of a concussion.

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